Loyalty and Respect ~ a lost art?

October 7, 2017 2:11am CST
Where are the old school ways of showing loyalty and respect in relationships, be it friendships or families or love relationships? Unfortunately it seems that a very few percentage of people, in my experience know the definition of the two words much less how to implement them in real life. Where has the respect and loyalty gone? Everyone seems to be all about themselves and they don't care about others, even their friends or lovers. What do you think? How can we change this?
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
7 Oct
That's true. Nowadays respect and loyalty are just words and the actual meaning is lost somewhere.
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7 Oct
I agree very sad but I am still going to be loyal and respectful in a world who has no clue.
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7 Oct
@Simply_Chelle The merits of loyalty are often debated – anyone who has ever been hurt by someone they considered a true friend can attest to the fact that loyalty is a double-edged sword. But no one who has ever found himself in need of a true friend can deny it is one of the most valuable gifts in the world. But as valuable it is, it can also be exceedingly rare.
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7 Oct
@Noorfatima99 yes indeed it is extremely rare these days which is why I keep my circle small!!
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@toniganzon (50049)
• Philippines
7 Oct
I'm fortunate to be surrounded by people who genuinely respect and loves me be it at work or in my personal relationship. I feel fortunate to be in a place where this thing is still valued a lot.
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7 Oct
You are very blessed indeed!!! Pay it forward!!
@toniganzon (50049)
• Philippines
9 Oct
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
9 Oct
You can only test how loyal and respectful your friends are, during difficult times. Respect begets respect, so is loyalty, we must be one to earn the same.
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9 Oct
Respecting someone is more about your character than theirs, think of it that way. This being said, I believe that respect and loyalty should be given freely at first, then if they destroy that... They would most certainly have to earn it back. After that though it probably wouldn't do turn any good to try to earn it back. That's where forgiveness comes in.
@MALUSE (40361)
• Germany
7 Oct
Is it possible that I've seen your username before? Or was it on bubblews?
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7 Oct
Possibly but not on bubblews.
@Alian123 (434)
7 Oct
I believe no one can change our bad attitude but ourselves only. Everyone is just some kind of medium, and it's all up to us if we're going to use that medium to attain change.
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7 Oct
Exactly true! We have to ON PURPOSE make that change inside us!
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@sol_cee (15543)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Oct
Empty words..
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7 Oct
That is the problem right there... Your comment is how most of the people think, so no one tries, very sad! Those of who do care should show them that they are not empty words but words explaining the very character of how people should be.
@wongchoiyee (7352)
• Malaysia
7 Oct
People changed a lot nowadays, most are selfish.
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7 Oct
Yes true but those of us who still actually care can change it in "our world" one person at a time and at least show people what it's about!
• Nepal
8 Oct
loyal friend is better than royal friend
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@Chibi05 (61)
7 Oct
That is so true. Everything has become so casual these days, and there is no room for what we call as loyalty and respect. While this was good to bring down the master slave culture earlier where everything was imposed on others, today's world has totally lost the hold on these 2 main important traits of a good human being. I really hope, the old school words, really find some importance in today's world. They will definitely help making the society a much more better place.
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7 Oct
You are right as being said: “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”24 – Ann Landers
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